Book Review: Joyride (YA)

Joyride by Anna Banks Goodreads Summary: A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks. It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her […]

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A dream come true: a weekend alone

I’ve mentioned before that I need a lot of alone time. What I have wanted for several years is a weekend alone at home. I have had a few stretches of days away from home for work or for girls’ weekends with family, but since Christopher was born, I have not had more than a […]

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Book Review: The Fixer (YA)

The Fixer (The Fixer #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Goodreads Summary: This thriller YA is Scandal meets Veronica Mars. Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather’s ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts […]

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Netflix Binge: The Fosters

When I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago, my mother introduced me to The Fosters, an ABC Family TV show that she’s been binging on Netflix. We watched the first episode together while I was out there, and I watched 2 more episodes the night I got back. I was hooked! It’s […]

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Kindergarten Memories

Today I am linking up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Here’s the prompt: 5. What grade is your child going to be in? Share a memory you have of yourself at that same age. Christopher is starting kindergarten in a couple of weeks. Here’s a picture of me at that age. What I remember about […]

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Book Review: Red Queen (YA)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Goodreads Summary: The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “top ten authors we’ve read the most books from”. This is my first Top Ten Tuesday as I was finally able to think of ten items that matched the topic. My younger years… 1) Ann M. Martin […]

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Book Review: Graceling (YA)

Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore Goodreads Summary: Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight – she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of […]

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